Studying Entrepreneurship will give you the business and management know-how you'll need to start a new business and help it succeed.
You'll learn how to be more creative and innovative, which will help you identify new business opportunities. You'll gain the practical skills to put together a business plan, access venture capital to get your business off the ground, and go through the process of taking a new product to market.
New Zealand has the most new businesses in the world per capita, and small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) contribute hugely to the country's wealth, jobs, and economic growth. However, many fail within the first three years.
Taking Entrepreneurship papers will help you understand the drivers and barriers to strategic growth among New Zealand firms, how to lead diverse teams of people, use e-commerce to gain a competitive advantage, and ensure your business survives in an ever-changing global market.
Opportunities to start a new business on campus
At Waikato, there are loads of opportunities for you to start your own business before you even graduate. Waikato University's Innovation Station offers a mentoring programme for keen students with great ideas and a big plan. You might also want to join Social Innovation Waikato, a student-run club for young entrepreneurs.
Expert, well-connected staff
Lecturers at Waikato Management School are sought-after business consultants, with strong industry links to some of New Zealand's leading companies. They have expertise in many different areas relating to entrepreneurship, such as innovation processes, home-based businesses, strategic planning, sustainability practices in business, the micro-foundations of competitive advantage, risk management, the entrepreneurial mindset, and social enterprises.
Waikato is ranked in the world's top 150 universities for Accounting, Finance, Business & Management Studies, and Communication & Media Studies by the prestigious QS Subject Rankings.
- Business entrepreneur
- Business plan consultant
- Entrepreneurial innovator
- Social entrepreneur
- Business analyst
Study Entrepreneurship in any of these qualifications
|The Entrepreneur||STMG192||15.0 Points|
|Legal Issues in Business and E-Commerce||ACCT224||20.0 Points|
|Human Resource Management||HRMG242||20.0 Points|
|Entrepreneurial Electronic Commerce||MSYS221||20.0 Points|
|Net Ready: Navigating the Competitive Landscape||STMG222||20.0 Points|
|Strategies for People, Planet and Profit||STMG244||20.0 Points|
|Strategy for Enterprise||STMG285||20.0 Points|
|Law of Business Enterprises||ACCT322||20.0 Points|
|Human Resource Management||HRMG342||20.0 Points|
|The International Business Environment||INMG311||20.0 Points|
|New Venture Creation||STMG316||20.0 Points|
|Entrepreneurial Opportunity||STMG321||20.0 Points|
|Entrepreneurship and Innovation||STMG324||20.0 Points|
|Self Actualising Leadership||STMG325||20.0 Points|
|Strategies for People, Planet and Profit||STMG344||20.0 Points|
|Strategy for Enterprise||STMG385||20.0 Points|
|Strategic Alliances and Networks||STMG388||20.0 Points|
|Strategic Management||STMG391||20.0 Points|
|Entrepreneurial Finance||FINA403||20.0 Points|
|Entrepreneurship and Innovation||STMG424||20.0 Points|
|Self-Actualising Leadership||STMG425||20.0 Points|
|Strategic Alliances and Networks||STMG488||20.0 Points|
|Entrepreneurship in Tourism and Hospitality||TOMG405||20.0 Points|
Prescriptions for the PGDip(Entre&Inn)
A postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Innovation is available. The requirements are prescribed in the Waikato Management School Student Handbook. All students should discuss their programme with the Management Student Centre before enrolling.
|Accounting, Sustainability and a Changing Environment||ACCT507||30.0 Points|
|E-Global Business: Strategic Management and Marketing||INMG501||30.0 Points|
|International Business Strategy||INMG588||30.0 Points|
|Strategic Innovation||STMG512||30.0 Points|
|Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice||STMG524||30.0 Points|
|Foundations of Strategy and Organisation||STMG555||30.0 Points|
Management Student Centre (MSC)
Phone: +64 838 4303 or 0800 654 303
Opening hours: 8.45am - 4.45pm Monday to Friday
Location: MSB.1.50, Hillcrest Road, University of Waikato, Hamilton
One of the best times to pop into MSC is Open Advice Day, held every Wednesday from 10am to 2pm.
Department of Strategy, HRM and Entrepreneurship
Phone: +64 7 838 4195
Phone: +64 7 837 9276